FROM Will Andrews
Stock Market Sell-Off, Easing Up or Just Beginning? After yesterday's partial recovery, international financial markets dropped again today, but not as drastically as they did on Tuesday. Today, the Down Jones Industrial Average dropped 200 points in the first minutes of trading. Since then, it and other indexes have been creeping back up. In the US--the world's largest economy--various measures sent mixed messages as analysts tried to figure out what's going on. Is there a slowing economy or just a bump in the road?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.